Industry News 8/23/2010

EVENT: 3D & Visual Effects Panel Discussions L.A. Skate Film Festival

Panel Discussions At The 1st Annual L.A. Skate Film Festival
A Look At 3D & Visual Effects Integration in Skateboard Filmmaking

Filmmaking has come a long way and new technologies have revolutionized the industry. Visual effects and 3D play an important role in films theses days and it’s becoming ever so evident in skateboard filmmaking. Everybody recalls the “Spike Jonze’s Twizzler”, a recent commercial for Lakai or again the invisible board scene in Girl Skateboards’ YEAH RIGHT!

Cutting-edge information about the production and projection of 3D will be discussed as well as the Visual Effects Integration in Skateboard Filmmaking. Topics such as what is state-of-the-art today, how can skateboard filmmakers integrate these technologies in their work and what more can be expected in the future, will be addressed. The LA Skate Film Festival supports the creativity that goes into making a great skate film and wants to emphasize on the importance of exploring new tools available to filmmakers and brands to further their creativity.

The 2 panel discussions will be held at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012) on Wednesday, September 1st, from 10am to 12pm. The day will start with an informative panel on 3D. Details will soon be available on the festival’s website at:

Then the experts & innovators from the visual effects field will discuss “Visual Effects Integration in Skateboard Filmmaking: A Look at the Transform Trailer”

Panelists Include:

• Jerry Spivack, Owner and Creative Director, Ring of Fire
• Joby Barnhart, Executive Producer, Rabbit
• Jacksonkarinja, Directors, Rabbit

Moderated by: Greg Hunt, Filmmaker /Photograher

The panelists will explain the step-by-step process in making a clip with visual effects, from pre-production to post-production, the role of the visual effects company at the beginning stages and the process of visual effects development. Finally, attendees will be able to find out about the solutions for doing small-scale visual effects in their garage!

This panel will be held from 11am to 12pm.


Hurry up! Space is limited – You will need to sign up at with the following info: first and last name, company if any.

Free admission to Media, Brands/Companies, Filmmakers, Film Students… Not open to the general public.

For more information and/or questions on the panel discussions, please email us.

About The LA Skate Film Festival:

The LASFF is the 1st International skateboard film festival ever produced in Los Angeles. For the first time, a festival is here to celebrate & foster not only the underground and ever growing skateboard culture, but also the medium that contributed to elevate skateboarding from a radical pastime to a lifestyle and then to an art form – the film and the videos.

The L.A. Skate Film Festival is the event the skateboard world has been waiting for.  It will showcase a unique selection of the best skateboard movies since 2009, made by the widest range of filmmakers from around the world.

In 1966, Nick Black’s short movie “Skate Dater” took a stand by winning the Golden Palm award for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Now more than 40 years later, the L.A. Skate Film Festival aims to put skateboard cinematography back where it deserves to be, not as a part of an “action sports” event, but standing on its own under the spotlight of the true geniuses, who have produced some of the best footage to this date.